View Poll Results: What is Your Opinion of Fobus Holsters?

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  • They are the Best Holster Money Can Buy!

    4 2.60%
  • They are Junk - At any Price!

    34 22.08%
  • They are an Excellent Value!

    88 57.14%
  • Duh......What's a Fobus?

    28 18.18%
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimjack View Post
    I purchased one for my Glock 26. Feels very secure when riding my motorcycle. The gun is definately not going to fall out of the holdster.

    Problem is: I can't get the gun out of the holdster as quickly as I want. It feels like it's in there to stay. I don't feel comfortable relying on it.

    Good bye my friend...................

    RCG

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    I have a few Fobus holsters, mostly for plastic framed pistols. I use some of them when I have to qualify with guns that I normally carry in pocket holsters. I have personally seen a S&W J frame revolver's finish marked by a Fobus holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flip View Post
    ...I have personally seen a S&W J frame revolver's finish marked by a Fobus holster.
    Any holster will eventually do damage to any pistol's finish.
    Rubbing blued steel against leather, plastic, fabric, or even Silly Putty will eventually leave its mark.

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    The damage was done in one visit to the firing range.

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    +1 Steve M1911A1 - true dat.

    I'm not very high on them.

    I own one and never use it.

    Just my .02


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    Quote Originally Posted by flip View Post
    The damage was done in one visit to the firing range.
    Using a Fobus for qualification with a pocket-carry pistol is a great idea. I wish I'd thought of it (were I to live in a state that required qualification or re-qualification, that is.)

    Hey, look...
    We established the fact that Fobus holsters are cheap junk a long, long time ago in this very thread. Read back and see.
    You should not be surprised if a cheap, junky holster had a deleterious effect on your pretty J-frame almost as soon as you began to use it. What did you expect?
    But all pistols suffer holster wear. There's no way out of it. Sooner or later, your gun is going to have some blue (or black, or red, or whatever) worn off. Don't get too upset over it. It just shows that your J-frame gets honest use.
    Yours just suffered this "honest use" look sooner than most, that's all.

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    I own a Fobus and when it was the only Kydex bodied holster I owned I was somewhat satisfied and it seemed like fro 25 bucks it held my gun. I have since bought a couple very good holster and the comparison is unbelievable. The Fobus looks like a good holster but it is hit or miss and the Comp Tac and my Blade tech are both wondefully functional, I never worry about wheater ot not my gun will hold when it should hold and release when I need it to be out. Buying a gun that costs several hundy and then a holster that barley breaks 20 bucks just doesnt seem right anymore. A good holster is a real pleasure to own. A cheap holster is just a real cheap holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    Fobus is supplier to Israel's Mossad.
    Has anyone ever verified this? Their site says:

    "Developed in Israel for the world's military and special services. The combat proven Fobus Concealed Carry Holster is a revolutionary step forward in holster design and technology."

    Who cares where it was developed or who it was developed for? Did anyone adopt it? The second sentence says that somebodied tried it, or it could not have been combat proven....but who?

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    I have used a Fobus paddle holster off and on for a few years now. I have been satisfied, but I still prefer a quality leather holster for all-day wear. I mainly use the Fobus for quick trips to the store, etc. where I don't feel like threading a pancake holster onto my belt. I only carry concealed, and I would not use a Fobus for open carry.

    One flaw I detected early on was in the left-handed model for my Glock 30. The holster body covers the magazine release, which causes unwanted magazine releases. I fixed this by cutting a notch with a utility knife and smoothing the cut edge by melting the plastic with a butane flame. Looks like it came from the factory!

    Bottom line, Fobus is OK for casual concealed carry. You can't beat the price. I have spent a fortune on quality holsters, (10 holsters for my Glock 30) and the Fobus is OK. I think some people forget that not everyone can afford $80 bucks for a top brand holster.

    P.S. I'm a newbie. Thanks!

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    OK, so does anybody new have anything to add to this thread about the holster?
    Yes, I do. I like the Fobus line pretty well. I think their paddle holsters are great, as long as I have a large jacket/sweatshirt to wear over them. They tend to "print" pretty heavy, but I think one could damn near roll down a hill and still find their gun on their side after they have hit the bottom. The only one I did not like was the one for the pocket autos. The holster held onto the guns (Ruger LCP & Kel Tec P3AT) so tight, that when I would try to draw the gun, it would literally rip the paddle out from around my waist! Even when I loosened the tension screw all the way out, it still did it. That is the only one I returned for my money back. I give Fobus 4 out of 5 stars. JMHO.

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